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Dangerous Doctrine: How Obama's Grand Strategy Weakened America

Robert G. Kaufman


The main argument is that President Obama’s foreign and national security policy reflects a coherent set of assumptions and premises constituting a Doctrine. The book argues further that the Obama Doctrine dangerously repudiates the legacy of robust internationalism that has successfully guided American foreign policy since World War II. It argues the Obama Doctrine has made matters significantly worse in the world’s three most important geopolitical regions: Europe; the Middle East, and East Asia. It advocates some version of moral democratic realism, most characteristic of the presidencies o ... More

Keywords: Obama Doctrine, engagement, retrenchment, robust internationalism, moral democratic realism, liberal multilateralism, neorealism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780813167206
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813167206.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert G. Kaufman, author
Pepperdine University